Roar from 34's blog
July 5, 2013
The Orioles sent only one player to the All-Star Game for six straight seasons from 2006 through 2011 and for 10 of 11 seasons from 2001 through 2011. Thanks to improved play on the field and the Vote Orange campaign, that won't be a problem - or even close to it - in 2013. It's starting to feel like the early '70s.
July 3, 2013
The Orioles shipped Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop off to Chicago Tuesday in a trade that brought pitcher Scott Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger to Baltimore. The move touches on one of the primary trouble spots for the O's this season, namely some mercurial mound work.
June 24, 2013
The Toronto Blue Jays' 11-game win streak ended Monday night with a 4-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. The teams are battling to stay out of last place in the American League East despite the fact that they both have winning records. Toronto's 38-37 mark would place them no lower than third in all but one other division, the N.L. Central.
June 17, 2013
Sunday was Father's Day. As the Orioles headed to the bottom of the ninth inning holding a series-clinching 6-3 lead on the Red Sox, I was thinking instead about Mother's Day. Specifically, I had May 13, 2007 in mind. You remember the game: the Mother's Day Meltdown.
June 11, 2013
Josh Hamilton homered for the Los Angeles Angels at Camden Yards Monday night. Different team, same result. Even in a year when he's scuffling at the plate, Hamilton gets homer happy when he comes to Baltimore.
June 6, 2013
Roughly 30 seconds into the video below of the Orioles-Mariners brawl on June 6, 1993, the alarmed announcer makes the first of multiple concerned statements, "You just hope somebody didn't get hurt."
At the 58-second mark you see the guy go down who did get hurt: Cal Ripken Jr. (Note: That's not necessarily the moment he suffered his knee injury.)
June 5, 2013
Thirty-one years ago today, lefty Mike Flanagan posted his third consecutive win in a 3-1 Orioles victory against the Minnesota Twins. Flanagan tossed a complete game, struck out six, and walked one. John Lowenstein homered, Eddie Murray and Dan Ford each picked up an RBI, and Rich Dauer went 3-for-5 to pace the O's offense.
June 3, 2013
Perhaps Matt Wieters should use the Method Man song "Torture" as his new walk-up music. The lyrics "Say what you like, just spell my name right" seem particularly apropos right now.
It was a bad week at Camden Yards for apostrophes and i before e, both times in relation to the O's stalwart catcher.
May 30, 2013